Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Payments to Issuers for Cost-Sharing Reductions

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Income/Poverty

https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/csr-payment-memo.pdf

Unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act by action of Congress, the Trump Administration used the following legal opinion by Attorney General Sessions to end federal subsidy payments which enable low income citizens to buy ACA health insurance plans.   From the Health and Human Services Department

 

Living Arrangements of People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: Implications for Services and Supports: Issue Brief

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Welfare/Social Services

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257966/LivingArran.pdf

Provides an overview of where people with dementias live and reviews use of services, quality of care, hospital and emergency department use, costs of care, and types of end-of-life care.  Contract report prepared for the Office of the Assistant Secretasry for Planning and Evaluation of the Health and Human Services Department

 

President Donald J. Trump’s New Strategy on Iran

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Iran,Middle East Conflict,Nuclear Arms,Terrorism

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/13/president-donald-j-trumps-new-strategy-iran

Describes the administration’s actions toward Iran including strict enforcement of the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and opposition to Iran’s attempts to destabilize the Middle East region.  From the White House

 

Presidential Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States

Categories: Health Insurance

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/12/presidential-executive-order-promoting-healthcare-choice-and-competition

Calls for expanding access to health insurance by providing for health insurance sales across state lines, encouraging small employers to form association health plans, and allowing for limited-duration insurance plans that lack the mandatory coverage features of Affordable Care Plans.  From the White House.

 

U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Israel,United Nations

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/10/274748.htm

Terse press release announcing the U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO  to take effect on the last day of 2018 and the U.S. intention to remain engaged as a non-member observer state.  The withdrawal decision was based on concerns about financial management, need for reform, and an alleged anti-Israel bias.  From the State Department

 

Hypertension Prevalence and Control Among Adults: United States, 2015-2016

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db289.pdf

The overall hypertension rate was 29% and increased with age from 7.5% for ages 18-39 up to 63.1% for those 60+.  Also looks at differences by races and gender. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults and Youth: United States, 2015-2016

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db288.pdf

Provides the most recent national estimates on obesity prevalence by sex, age, race, and Hispanic origin.  The prevalence of obesity among U.S. adults in the period of coverage was 39.8%, while for youth it was 18.5%.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Federal Prosecution of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Cases, 2004-2013

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fpcsecc0413.pdf

Examines a decade of cases prosecuted in federal courts involving child pornography production or possession and child sex trafficking.  Also includes demographic characteristics of those accused and outcomes of the cases.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

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